East Duffins Headwaters "Walker Woods"

Location: 
Uxbridge , ON
Canada
Ontario
Driving/Parking Instructions: 
Uxbridge 7th Concession. Parking lot 2 km south of Goodwood Rd or 6.3km north of Claremont/Myrtle Rd. (Pickering Conn. 9)
Trail Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Advanced
Trail Length: 
20km singletrack & 60km doubletrack with good climbs available.
Trail Details: 

Trails are well maintained and marked with tracery maps on posts at key intersections. The best single track runs N/S in the eastern portion of EDH, connecting the "Towers" lot in the n/e corner with "3 Rocks or Glen Major" lot in the s/e corner. This area provides 80km of great riding with lots of climbing available. You'll ride along a variety of trails, through meadows and mixed forests over varied topography.  Please note that only day use is allowed in this area - no night riding.

Get trail map here:  http://trca.on.ca/dotAsset/47434.pdf

TRCA owns this 1548 hectare environmentally significant forest located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Duffins Creek Watershed. This mixed deciduous and coniferous forest, provides many important environmental functions including:

  • providing habitat and food supply for a variety of birds and wildlife;
  • improving air quality by producing oxygen;
  • cleaning the water entering Duffins Creek and replenishing ground water storage;
  • limiting potential floods; and
  • protecting fragile slopes and stream banks from eroding.          

Link to Walkers Wood/Glen Major topograhical and trail map: GMWW_Sectional_map

Link to Walker Woods map: Walker Woods

 

Map Location: 
Condition Reports: 
Tommy - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am - view

Walker Woods - Glen Major and the rest of the EDH trails closed for a period of approximately 2 weeks

The TRCA has closed the above trails as they are extremely susceptible to damage at this time. Notifications will be posted at the trail... more

Tommy - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:00am - view

Friday Dec 16 - estimated based of 10".  Perfect conditions for XC sking  I believe they got another 4+ inches overnight

Tom.Hawks - Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:00am - view

Sections of trail near the Towers lot (s/w of Ivy Ally to bottom of Snakes no Ladders) are closed this week while TRCA equipment is removing old garbage dump material. Please respect the closures and take the opportunity to discover some new... more

Tom.Hawks - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - view

Trails have dried - Let's go ride! A tour of EDH trails in WalkerWoods and GlenMajor show they are 99% dry and ready to ride. Thanks for your cooperation waiting out this late spring. Please remember to give the trails 12-24 hours to firm up... more

Joe Hubers - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 8:45pm - view

Very very sandy. That new trail that they built at the top has many many deep sand holes. I guess that's why building trails with a skid steer isn't really the best way...